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Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament
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David Van Zanten (au); & Robert Twombly (au); Wim de Wit (ed). Catalogue of a retrospective on the renowned American architect Louis Sullivan shown at the Chicago Historical Society, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, & The St. Louis Art Museum. Contemporary architects have rediscovered the role of ornament as a humanizing element in their structures. No one practiced the art of ornamentation better than Sullivan, one of the earliest & most significant designers of the skyscraper. His genius for integrating form & structure with ornamentation is celebrated here in both contemporary & historical photos & in an enlightening text by leading architectural scholars. Color & B&W photos & drawings.
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